Wednesday, January 2, 2019
The Center for Elders & Courts has released 8 background briefs on financial exploitation by conservators. The introduction explains that "the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime funded the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), in partnership with the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging (ABA Commission), the Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology (VTCfG) and the Minnesota Judicial Branch, to assess the scope of such exploitation and explore its impact on victims." "The ... project collected information on conservator exploitation, as well as the laws and practices in place to prevent, detect and act on such exploitation."
The purpose of the briefs is to increase public knowledge about the issues, aimed at an audience that includes attorneys, policymakers, judges, court staff, and advocated.
The 8 topics cover:
In addition there is a list of resources available here, Key Resources on Conservator Exploitation